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Publisher: Chosen Books
Release Date: March 2, 2021
Title: Joy! God’s Secret Weapon for Every Believer
Author: Georgian Banov
Why I Choose this Book
Joy is a daily part of my life. A joyful heart does good like medicine… In Your presence is fullness of joy… Those who sow in tears will reap in joy… May the God of hope fill you with all joy… The Bible talks so much about joy and so picking up this book seemed like a good idea.
What I Thought about the Book
I started reading it around four months ago, and it’s a short book, but I had a lot going on in life and didn’t reach for it often. Generally, when I read a book for review I like to finish it within several sittings so I can share my overall impressions in a conscious manner. With all that’s going on in my life right now (family medical issues that have me dividing my time between two states) I’ve stopped requesting books for review, but I still have several that had been sent to me that I’m trying to catch up on. With that in mind though, take my review with a grain of salt.
The author’s story is intriguing. He was born in communist Bulgaria and was one of the founding members of the first official rock ‘n roll band in the country. He escaped as a young man and came to the USA.
The book is interesting and the author makes some super good points about how important joy is. As Christians, we’re not supposed to muddle our way through life following a set of rules. The joy of the Lord is supposed to be our strength, and the more we follow that the more power – and strength – our lives will have.
As I read, I did have some issues. Mostly with the fact that the author seemed to be much more emotions-lead than what I would agree with. Yes, emotions can be valid and they are important. But, there are times when people can get carried away with emotions, even good ones.
I’m not exactly sure where I stand with all this because I haven’t researched it enough so I’m not going in-depth with the subject. I just don’t agree with every aspect of this book, hence why I’m giving it three stars.
I’m giving Joy! 3 out of 5 stars. Thank you to Chosen Books for sending me a copy of the book so I could post this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.